Landfall by Nevil Shute
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When Jerry Chambers, a young coastal patrol pilot during World War II, is accused of mistakenly sinking a British submarine he is reprimanded and sent to a remote posting to test an experimental new bomb, a dangerous mission far away from the woman he loves. While Jerry risks his life, his sweetheart Mona sets about trying to clear her lover's name before it is too late.

 

About Nevil Shute

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Nevil Shute Norway was born in 1899 in Ealing, London. He studied Engineering Science at Balliol College, Oxford. Following his childhood passion, he entered the fledgling aircraft industry as an aeronautical engineer working to develop airships and, later, airplanes. In his spare time he began writing and he published his first novel, Marazan, in 1926, using the name Nevil Shute to protect his engineering career. In 1931 he married Frances Mary Heaton and they had two daughters. During the Second World War he joined the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve where he worked on developing secret weapons. After the war he continued to write and settled in Australia where he lived until his death in 1960. His most celebrated novels include Pied Piper (1942), A Town Like Alice (1950), and On the Beach (1957).
 
Published June 29, 2010 by Vintage. 250 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, War, Romance, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Shute once again making hay while the bombs fall in a story of topical terror, war over England.

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